Supply Planning Articles

Executive Summary How can one model the effect on inventory from a change in the stocked locations? We cover two approaches. Introduction We received this question, so we thought we would place the answer and the question into an article. Question #1 Is there an ...
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Executive Summary The following are questions and answers around S&OP. These questions highlight the confusion around these planning topics. Introduction These questions were asked and answered on the topic of S&OP. Question #1 I am not understanding how S&OP is technically done (at the supply ...
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Executive Summary The largest software vendors tend to have small supply chain planning products. We cover why this is. Introduction It was curious to find the list of supply chain vendors as published by Modern Materials Handling magazine. *So many of the vendors on the ...
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Executive Summary The Demand-Driven Institute has created the DDMRP concept which began with a perversion of Orlicky's 3rd edition MRP Book. DDMRP is very simply a repackaged of JIT and Lean. Introduction: The Real Story into DDMRP In this article, we will analyze proposals made about ...
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Executive Summary Magical thinking permeates supply planning over implementing the fundamentals. We explain why this is the case. Introduction to Magical Ideas in Supply Planning There are several magical ideas which are extremely popular currently in supply chain management. The concept of Lean -- which has ...
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Executive Summary There is a putaway and goods receipts which involves the confirmed goods received post goods issue and post goods receipt. There is also a putaway process. Introduction to the Putaway Process A goods receipt is the process of receiving goods into a facility ...
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Executive Summary ABC classification or ABC inventory is a way of segmenting inventory so that the product location combinations can be managed. We cover how ABC classification works and how it compares to other comparative methods of segmentation. Introduction to ABC Classification ABC classification is ...
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Executive Summary We cover how to calculate overall supply lead time, customer lead time, supply lead time in inventory. This describes how to calculate lead times and overall lead time calculation. Introduction: What Makes Up the Lead Time? Lead times are one of the major ...
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Executive Summary Lead time has a definition and has different categories. Important topics are lead-time accuracy, effective lead time, static versus effective lead time and long lead time versus short lead-time items. Introduction: Lead Time as a Foundational Concept Lead times are always in the ...
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Executive Summary Inventory planning differs from supply chain execution. We cover the major aspects of inventory planning. Introduction This article will provide an overview as to many topics related to inventory planning, stock planning and inventory and stock inventory. How to Best Understand Supply Chain ...
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Executive Summary Supply chain planning systems are intended to improve replenishment. We cover automatic replenishment system or a continuous replenishment program, retail replenishment and replenishment triggers. We cover where replenishment is found in SAP. Introduction: Replenishment as the Objective of Supply Chain Planning Replenishment is ...
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Executive Summary The term SKU stands for something specific and is associated with the SKU number. The SKU number tells us important things about the properties of the SKU. Introduction SKU stands for "stock keeping unit" is a commonly used term in supply chain management ...
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Executive Summary We cover the Economic Order Quantity formula and the applicability of the Economic Order Quantity and EOQ and perishability and quantity discounts. EOQ can be calculated for both production and procured products. Introduction: The Origins of the Economic Order Quantity Economic order quantity ...
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Executive Summary Engineer to order or engineering to order has a specific definition. Sales orders must be submitted consistent with engineered or configuration order as it relates to replenishment trigger. Introduction to Our Engineer to Order or Engineered to Order or Engineering to Order Definition ...
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Executive Summary Demand-driven supply chains are far more promoted than the almost unheard of supply-driven supply chains. To understand supply driven supply chains one must understand locked in production. Supply-driven supply chains mean understanding managing contracts and understanding co-products. Introduction to Supply Sided Supply Chains ...
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